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Rural communities worst hit in adult social care crisis

There is significantly less money to care for older people who live in rural areas across England according to a new report, Care in Places, by The Salvation Army.

Adult Social Care is largely funded by local business rates, council tax and other local charges but areas with lower house prices, fewer businesses cannot raise as much money as more urban areas.

This has led to deep levels of funding inequality across the entire country and prevents most local authorities from providing adequate social care for older residents.

The Salvation Army is asking the Government to prioritise properly funding adult social care and funding most of it centrally. This is the only way to ensure that money is distributed more fairly and all older people get the help they need.

Read the full artlicle on the Charity Today website.